Free event


Discover the relationship between friends and enemies, Pontefract and Sandal Castles.

Established as motte and bailey castles following the Norman Conquest, the history of Pontefract and Sandal Castles is in many ways the history of medieval England.

Through six centuries these neighbours and their owners would be on the same and opposing sides in the major conflicts of the period.

Discover why these castles would be the basis of the best friendships and biggest rivalries.

This talk is free and is suitable for ages 12+.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Call 01924 302700 and leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have your details on the door.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday : 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue Details

Find us at

Castle Garth, Pontefract, WF8 1QH